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Moral Realism May Encourage Moral Actions
2013-01-30 05:39:05

Jedidiah for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Are there certain aspects of morality that are objective and universally true everywhere and at all times? Or are moral beliefs nothing more than the subjective product of a person´s culture and opinions? Regardless of what your answers may be to these deep philosophical questions, a team of researchers now says that just thinking about these issues may improve your moral behavior. In two separate experiments, researchers at...

2013-01-29 23:02:12

The National Society of Leadership and Success (http://www.societyleadership.org/), the innovative leadership program for higher education where leaders are built to make a better world, today announced that as part of the 2012-2013 academic year scholarship and grant program there are two scholarship programs with submission deadlines of February 15, 2013 worth up to a total of $20,000. Hoboken, NJ (PRWEB) January 29, 2013 The National Society of Leadership and Success...

2013-01-28 19:45:55

In today´s society, there is a significant imbalance in the function of the care of the elderly. While the population ages more and more, the social mechanisms set up to perform the care function of the elderly are unable to meet this demand. Today, the mechanisms correspond to four spheres: the family, the welfare state, the market of private institutions, and the so-called community sphere. “Why has this imbalance come about?” As Etxezarreta explains, “at a given...

Altruism Probably Arose From Selfishness Say Researchers
2013-01-24 08:27:55

Jedidiah Becker for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online According to a new study in the latest edition of the journal Evolution, one of humanity´s noblest virtues may ironically have its origins in one of our most vile impulses. The quest for the origin of altruism and self-sacrifice in human societies has long captivated the imagination of social scientists and anthropologists. Now, a team of researchers from Princeton University and the University of Arizona has suggested...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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